Kaitlynn Redell & Sara Jimenez
Our collaborative process stems from our mutual interest in the concept of inbetweeness, a space of fluidity and negotiation, where predetermined categories of the body, gender, history and psychology are constantly formed and re-formed. Our site-specific explorations are activated and choreographed via conjoined, amorphous, fabric body suits that disguise and abstract our bodies as we negotiate our interdependency and explore movements of tension, exhaustion and stillness, often in sites with contested histories.
We will re-perform an iteration of our piece Wrap as a celebratory gesture of Trump’s 2018 impeachment. We will transform into gigantic versions of ourselves as we wrap the Washington Monument, redefining its existing structure by distorting it with our bodies. At the end of the performance, the monument will be leveled to the ground and a red fabric mound will exist in it’s place, reclaiming the space that was once occupied by this historically loaded, phallic symbol.
Kaitlynn Redell and Sara Jimenez are multi-disciplinary artists who have been engaged in intense collaboration since attending Site + Sight, a visual research project in Beijing, China and The Gobi Desert. Since forming Redell & Jimenez, they have presented their work at Hunter College’s Focus and Motivation, and have been published in NYU’s interdisciplinary journal Anamesa and the Brooklyn Rail. In 2013, they were artists-in-residence at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. They have exhibited internationally including at NYCAMs (NY), Rush Arts Gallery (NY), Fowler Arts Gallery (NY), A.I.R. Gallery (NY), El Museo del Barrio (NY), Museo Laboratorio - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi (Italy) and at the Luminaria Festival (TX). Most recently they had work included in SKIN at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.